c.1946 Gibson J-50 Guitar - Sold
Good(+) condition. 1 3/4" width at nut. Excellent player's instrument. Structurally and tone-wise, this instrument is in great shape, although it shows evidence of many rodeo gigs and late night bar gigs.
Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Original Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Original Kluson DeLuxe 3-on-a-plate tuners with original cream buttons. Original teardrop pickguard. Original bell truss-rod cover.
The top is heavily worn, but not cracked. Top has W.E. Manley expertly painted in gold leaf on the top. Perhaps the same excellent artist painted the gold leaf Gibson logo on the peghead
Original finish on the top, but not much original finish left on the rest of this guitar! I think a previous owner literally "played the finish off" the guitar... Back, sides, peghead and back of neck appear to be lightly finished with a brushed-on or padded-on shellac finish.
White bindings on top and back of body. Dot inlays in fingerboard. No back cracks. A couple of side cracks repaired. Small "football patch" jack hole repair in lower treble side. Old white paint on wood inside soundhole rosette and at top end of peghead. Endpin jack currently installed in guitar.
Ok... sounds pretty rough... but this is a very good guitar, especially for a serious player. Because there are no serial numbers or factory order codes, and because the logo on headstock seems to have been "restored", we struggled a bit with dating this guitar.w/ HC
Recent neck reset, new saddle, fingerboard milling and fret job.
Shipping Cost: $45.00
* Domestic US Ground with insurance